Naveen Jindal granted bail in coal scam case

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A special court in Delhi on Monday granted bail to industrialist Naveen Jindal and others in a case related to the allocation of a coal block in Madhya Pradesh.

Naveen Jindal

Among those who were granted bail other than Jindal included Jindal Steel and Power Ltd’s (JSPL) former Director Sushil Maroo, former Deputy MD Anand Goyal and CEO Vikrant Gujral.

Special Judge Bharat Parashar, according to PTI, granted the relief to them on a personal bond of Rs one lakh each and one surety of like amount.

All of them summoned for alleged offences of cheating and criminal conspiracy in the allocation of Urtan North coal block in Madhya Pradesh.

In its charge sheet, the CBI has alleged that JSPL misrepresented the equipment purchase orders and misled the Coal Ministry.

Jindal is also facing trial in a case pertaining to the allocation of Amarkonda Murgadangal coal block in Jharkhand.

The matter will now come up for hearing on 31 October.

 

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